Bordeaux, where we joined the longship for our seven-night trip is a World Heritage site with stunning 18th century facades looking out across the Garonne river
The two new builds cruising on the Seine River and Garonne River
will be named "Crystal Ravel" after the French composer Joseph Maurice Ravel and "Crystal Debussy" after the French composer Claude Debussy.
After days spent admiring views along the Gironde Estuary and Garonne River
, going to tastings or exploring historic towns and cities, enjoy the French cuisine served on MS Princesse d'Aquitaine and its evening entertainment.
Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux' dates back as far as the 17th century and 'Jardin Botanique de la Bastide', covers quite a large region on the bank of the Garonne River
This is an aerial picture showing part of the central section of the new lift bridge for the $195m Jacques Chaban-Delmas bridge being moved into place on the Garonne River
in South West France.
The hotel is a short walk from the Garonne river
and the city's main shopping district.
A pleasure cruise along the Garonne River
is also a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
Sitting on the Garonne River
, the city is both a destination in itself and a perfect base to explore the charm, history, food and wines of a guide-book full of neighbouring towns and villages of the Tarn valley and Midi-Pyrenees, all within a few hours drive.
In their presentation the architects showed how they fragmented the plan to break down the programme into office wings and a public core, while also responding to an angled site between the Garonne river
, the remains of a medieval city wall and a mess of colliding streets.
By the Garonne River
, the Mirror d'eau (Water Mirror) is an ingenious 21st century work of art.
I spent the night at Hotel le Pavillon de Margaux, where breakfast must have been one of the nicest of my life, served in a conservatory surrounded by fields of deep green vines - although it was closely rivalled by the trip to l'Entre-deux-Mers, nestled between the Dordogne River and La Garonne River
, and famous for its delightful dry white wine.